The innovative Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto launches his new publication titled “Yamamoto & Yohji.” The book introduces the stories behind the many collaborations between Yamamoto and inspiring photographers/film directors/actors. Published by Rizzoli, this much anticipated book follows “My Dear Bomb” (2011) and “Talking to Myself” (2002).

In contrast to the previous publications with black and white covers, the new 428-page book makes a bold statement with a red front cover, symbolizing "lipstick, Eucharist, Japanese national flag, sunrise and energy,” as explained by Yamamoto. The cutting-edge designer emphasizes the beauty of his designs by working together with various fields such as cinema, opera, theater and dance, and valuing his approach of "the antithesis continues to innovate the conventional wisdom of mode style." He also organizes solo exhibits around the world in cities like Paris, London, Antwerp, and Florence in order to reach out to his audiences more directly.

Inside the book are letters, messages and photographs addressed to Yamamoto from well-known and independent-minds including film director Wim Wenders, British actress Charlotte Rampling and art director Marc Ascoli, demonstrating that Yamamoto is consistently at the center of fashion and culture scenes.

The book is available for purchase at Yohji Yamamoto Aoyama, Ground Y at Shibuya Parco and the online shop S’yte. Priced at 12,800 yen.